What's Happening at C. H. Booth Library

Painting the Sky Inspired by famous artists

Paint sky images in the style of Georgia O'Keeffe on Wednesday, June 26 at 3:30 pm in the children's story hour room. Under the guidance of artist Randi Rote, participants will create their own cloud paintings using a variety of tools and acrylic paints. For ages 7-10. Register online.

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YA Crafts: Sector Painting

Thursday, June 27, 2:00-3:00 pm Grades 6-12 are invited to come to this painting class where you will create a stained-glass look by clever use of tape and paint.  Please navigate to our calendar to register.

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YA Summer Kickoff Program: Succulent Mini-Gardens

Saturday, June 15, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm Entering grades 6-12? Come to our summer kickoff event. Design your own mini-garden with our decorative pebbles, succulents of various types, and other decorative objects.  Please navigate to our calendar to register.

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YA Craft: Action Painting

Thursday, June 20, 2:00-3:00 pm Join us for this fun, messy program where we paint by keeping our canvas on the ground and dropping paint from above.  Please navigate to our calendar to register.

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Business Podcast Discussion Group

Tuesday, June 11 Focus: Social Media and Marketing Come at 7 for the discussion, come early at 6:30 for refreshments and to hear highlights if you didn't get a chance to pre-listen to the chosen podcasts. 99% Invisible, The Trend Forecast   Episode 229, (19 minutes) Do you know about all the forces making something the "it" color or the new must-have? Some are visible...some are 99% invisible. Duct Tape Marketing, How to Make Storytelling Work for Your Brand April 16, 2019, ...

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May 29th is National Senior Health & Fitness Day!

Learn about nutrition and fitness for older adults on MedlinePlus (medlineplus.gov)

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Saturday Lego Club

Imagine, design and build with Legos on Saturday, June 8 and June 22 from 2-3:30 pm in the children's story hour room. Your creation will be on display in the children's department for the week following the program.  For ages 4-9.  Register online.

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Gentle Movement: Expanded Focus on Walking Mechanics

Thursday, June 20th from 2-3:00 in the Gathering Room. Sean Fitzpatrick, Personal Biomechanics Trainer and Health Coach, will lead us in practicing the fundamentals of strength, flexibility, and balance. Similar to last class, we will examine appropriate motions of all of the major joints and give examples of how to personalize exercise selections. We will set aside specific time to explore different aspects of our gait (walking strides) and how they relate to our overall ...

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Make a DIY Bee Home

Monday, August 5 at 10:00 am in the CHBmakers Corner. Rich Reynolds is the instructor. 6th Grade and up. Register please.

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Make a Hydraulic Robot Arm

Monday, July 22 at 10:00 am in the CHBmakers Corner. Rich Reynolds is the instructor. 6th grade and up. Please register.

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Learn to Solder

Monday, July 8th at 10:00 am in the CHBmakers Corner. Rich Reynolds is the teacher. For grades 6 and up. Please register.

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Make a Solar Powered Car

Monday, June 24 at 10:00 am in the CHBmakers Corner. Rich Reynolds is the instructor, and the kits are included. 6th grade and up. Please register.

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Acrobat Li Liu to Perform at Edmond Town Hall

Celebrate summer with an amazing performance by acrobat Li Liu on Monday, June 17 at 11 am in the theater of Edmond Town Hall. Li Liu was born in Shenyang China. She began her acrobatic training at age six, training with the Chinese National Circus School in Beijing.  Li has performed her routines all over the world. In 2000 she came to the United States to tour with Ringling Brothers. She is a featured performer for ...

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Summer Cooking Class

Chef Sharon Martovich will share some favorite summer recipes on Saturday, June 15 at 3:00 pm in the library meeting room.  Participants will make summer potato salad, pineapple chicken and red/white/blue slushies. For ages 7-10 with an adult partner.  Register online.  A $5 supply fee is due on the day of the program . 

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Mediterranean Cooking II

Thursday, May 30th at 2:00 in the Meeting Room. Sharon demonstrates healthy, simple cooking, with lots of samples. . Baked Fish w/Sun-dried Tomatoes . Greek Pasta Salad w/Vegetables . Mediterranean Fruit Salad . Mediterranean 7 Layer Dip Please register.

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Estate Planning Info Session

Thursday, June 13th at 2:00 in the Meeting Room. Creating a Strong Estate Plan: Everyone needs an estate plan. Your life circumstances can change in an instant. If they do, are you prepared? Do you want to be on life support? Who will pay your bills if you can’t? And if you pass away, how will your estate be divided amongst your heirs? If you don’t have a plan in place, the State of Connecticut will ...

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Come Play (Read) With Us!

A new play-reading group is starting, similar to a book club, but different in that the participants will read plays aloud (parts to be given out on the day we meet). Don't forget we need an audience too! The first session will meet Friday, May 31st at 2:00, to read and talk about An American Daughter by Wendy Wasserstein. Reading the play ahead is recommended, and there will be copies of the play at the ...

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Summer Reading Volunteer Training

Students entering grades 7-12 in the fall are eligible to volunteer for the children's summer reading program.  Anyone interested in volunteering for the 8-week reading program: June 24-August 17, must attend one of the following training sessions:  Monday, June 3, or Tuesday, June 4 at 4:00 pm in the library meeting room.  If you volunteered last year, you are still required to attend the training session.  For more information call the children's department:  203-426-3851.

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Forensics 101

Saturday, June 1st from 1:00 to 2:30 in the Gathering Room. ARE YOU CURIOUS ABOUT WHAT A CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATOR DOES? Now’s your chance to find out firsthand and close up! This basic program will consist of a presentation followed by fingerprinting and footprint capture exercises. Suitable for ages 9 to adult. Please register.  

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Read to Tucker

Tucker is back from wintering in Florida. Starting May 2-June 27, independent readers of all ages can sign up to read to Tucker Thursday afternoons between 4:30-5:30 pm.  Indicate your time preference when you register online. 

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Meet the Instruments: a hands on workshop

Performance artist and strings teacher, Seray Goktekin  will introduce children to the violin, viola and cello Saturday, June 1 at 2:00 pm in the library meeting room.  In this fun interactive program children will be able to touch, tap and pluck strings under the guidance of experienced instructors. For ages 5-9 with an adult partner. Register online.

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Music Dynamics with Brad Peterson for ages 2-6

Meets Fridays June 28-July 26, at 11:30 am in the the library meeting room. Music educator, Brad Peterson will lead children in a variety of  musical activities including finger plays, nursery rhymes, poems, songs, circle games, dances and stories. Each session is a fun, fast paced lesson designed to help children with pitch matching and steady beat skills, as well as helping them with their early language arts development. Register online.  

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EverWonder Brings Science and Engineering to the Library

Educators from the EverWonder Children's Museum present hands-on science workshops on the following Saturdays at 2:00 pm:  June 29 (Magnets), July 20 (Solar System) and August 10 (Sound).   For children in grades K-2. Register online for each program you plan to attend.

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Tuesday Tech Clinic

Looking for a little nudge to get going with Google? Got a question about how to use Libby, Hoopla, or Mango? Trying to send your friend a photo from your smartphone? Starting May 14, drop in on Tuesdays 2-3 pm for a helping hand with digital technology. IT Librarian Olivia Scully will work with you for up to 15 minutes, and you'll be on your way to greater tech comfort in no time! First come, first served. ...

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Make iOS Work For You: Accessibility on iPad & iPhone

NEW! Join us for the library's tech classes for adults! May 17, 12:00 pm Apple phones and tablets have settings and features that make them easier to see small text and use touch screen technology. These features also make it devices easier to use for anyone with a vision, hearing, or dexterity challenges.  This class will introduce you to options and features that your device offers to make things larger, enhance audio, add captions, and much more. iPads ...

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Computer Tutor

Mondays 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Get one-on-one computer help on Mondays. Schedule an appointment in person at the Reference Desk, by phone at 203-426-8552, or by email at reference@chboothlibrary.org

Visit the Little Book Store
Books, gifts and more from the Friends of the C. H. Booth Library.
On the second floor of the library, across from the new books.




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